Bespangle Be*span"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bespangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bespangling}.] To adorn with spangles; to dot or sprinkle with something brilliant or glittering. [1913 Webster]

The grass . . . is all bespangled with dewdrops. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

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  • bespangle — index embellish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bespangle — (v.) 1610s, from BE (Cf. be ) + SPANGLE (Cf. spangle). Related: Bespangled; bespangling …   Etymology dictionary

  • bespangle — spangle, *spot, spatter, sprinkle, mottle, fleck, stipple, marble, speckle Analogous words: *illuminate, illumine, lighten, light: glow, *blaze, flame: *flash, gleam, sparkle, scintillate, twinkle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bespangle — [bē spaŋ′gəl, bispaŋ′gəl] vt. bespangled, bespangling to cover with or as with spangles …   English World dictionary

  • bespangle — /bi spang geuhl/, v.t., bespangled, bespangling. to cover or adorn with or as if with spangles; make sparkle brilliantly: grass bespangled with dewdrops; poetry bespangled with vivid imagery. [1585 95; BE + SPANGLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bespangle — verb To cover something with spangles …   Wiktionary

  • bespangle — Synonyms and related words: band, bar, bead, bejewel, beribbon, bespeckle, bespot, blotch, check, checker, dapple, diamond, dot, engrave, feather, figure, filigree, flag, flake, fleck, flounce, flower, freckle, garland, gem, glitter, harlequin,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bespangle — v. adorn with spangles, cover with sparkly drops …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bespangle — verb literary adorn with something that sparkles …   English new terms dictionary

  • bespangle — be·spangle …   English syllables

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